The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) is announcing a new voter engagement initiative “Reclaim Your Vote” partnering with local organizations and business through the upcoming election on November 3, 2020. The Get Out the Vote efforts and activities will focus on voter education, registration, participation, and census information at various locations throughout the city.
WHAT – Milwaukee Urban League Community Announcement
Voter Engagement and Participation Information
Voter Registration Information
Absentee Voter information
WHEN – Saturday, September 5, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
WHERE – Milwaukee Urban League
435 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212
As a part of the National Urban League’s (NUL) ongoing campaign for Civic Engagement and Voter Outreach, Milwaukee has been identified as one of the 13 key cities where Get Out the Vote efforts will be critical in this fall’s upcoming elections. NUL has provided a $25,000 grant and technical assistance to The Milwaukee Urban League and other selected local affiliates nationwide to launch this initiative to support voter engagement and participation. The MUL Reclaim Your Vote Initiative will offer a series of ongoing efforts and activities focusing on a five-point approach aimed at providing information and increasing the black vote in Milwaukee during this crucial election:Voter Registration
Register to vote today
Awareness of voting options
- Confirm voter registration
- Know what your state or locality requires to vote
- Be aware of deadlines related to requesting an absentee ballot
Know the candidates and know the issues
- Know who and what is on the ballot
- Identify priority issues and concerns
- Research candidates and know where they stand
Know where to vote
- Check for polling location
- Know when in-person voting begins and ends, including early voting
Vote, vote, vote!
- Vote early
- Take a friend
- Be prepared to wait
- Vote the entire ballot
These efforts will kick off in the upcoming weeks with Voter Education and Registration Volunteer Training leading to weekly voter engagement activities that will be announced throughout the election season. MUL will also soon announce plans for an upcoming local voter engagement event in conjunction with the NUL National Black Voter Day on Friday September 18, 2020 emphasizing voter registration and absentee voting.
“We look forward to engaging our community and empowering it to use our collective voice to impact change in this upcoming election,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, president and CEO of Milwaukee Urban League. “The Milwaukee Urban League is committed to play a prominent role in ensuring that our communities and city are educated and informed during the voting process.”
The mission of the Milwaukee Urban League is to lead through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that positions African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Our vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive where the greater area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion.
For more information, contact Tangela Wilson, Director of Community Engagement and Special Events at the Milwaukee Urban League at 414-374-5343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org